Post # 1
So its just about two months until my wedding day and I can’t seem to get motivated for the life of me. I have a good bit done, but theres still tons to do. On the completed side we’ve booked our venue, officiant, DOC, invitations sent out, registered for gift, picked linens, ordered and recieved wedding bands, have a dress, reserved a tux. Its the todo list though that stumps me. Still need to make centerpieces, assemble my brooch bouquet, get my dress altered, grocery shop (we are self-catering), order place settings, get together music playlist, meet with photgrapher, figure out hair and make up and probably 50 other things I’m forgetting at the moment.
I look at the todo list, spend 20minutes trying to pick something to work on, get frustrated and shove it all back in the closet. It doesn’t help that my family is completly blah about wedding planning. (To give you an idea my moms response to every dress I tried on was “Thats nice” with the exact same lack of enthusiasm. I think she would have been more excited if I told her she had to go sit in line at the DMV lol) Fiance family is more excited about it but they don’t live near by so there isn’t a ton they can help with at the moment. For the brides out there who have gone through that blah I don’t want anything to do with wedding planning, what did you do to get motivated and get moving? September brides where are you at in planning? Am I really that far behind?
Post # 3
We haven’t sent out invites, met with the photographer, or ordered the men’s suits. We’re Out of Town from the wedding and it sucks.
Do you have a friend who can help you? Can you light a fire under your Fiance to get him to help you? For the meeting with the photographer (and I guess the alterations too), just schedule it. That’s easy because you’ll have an appointment, and once you do it, it’ll be over with. The grocery shopping can wait. For the playlist, kidnap your Fiance and take him to Starbucks with your laptop and don’t leave until the two of you have the playlist decided. I know I can’t concentrate on wedding stuff at home; we need to leave the apartment to be effective. Good luck finishing things!
Post # 4
We aren’t sending out invites until August. I don’t really have any motivation either and it’s probably because I’m pretty much doing everything on my own with the help of my Dad planning everything.
Venue of ceremony and reception are booked. Photographer booked. DJ booked. Cake lady booked. Tuxes rentals are done. Save the Dates are out. Mom finally found a dress.
We meet with our officiant next week and will hopefully be booking her. Meet with the caterer next week and will be booking them (venue cater only). We’re applying for our Marriage License next week too.
Need to: Find out when the girls dresses will be in and have girls get their alterations figured out. Get my dress altered. Centerpieces. Final decisions on linens. Flowers. Shoes. Bridal party gifts. Finish registry. Figure out wedding playlist. Hair and make-up. Contact the photographer.
I know I’m missing more. I feel so behind compared to so many people that are getting married on the same day as me. It’s stressful so I understand the whole lack of motivation part.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies, I feel better hearing what other September brides have done. For some reason I keep thinking I should be down to the last minute stuff- cook the food, harir and make up and enjoy the big day. I know I still have two months but I just want to be finished NOW lol.
Post # 6
@nikkialys: Hey my lovely. You’ve cheered me up SO much. Im getting married on the 8th and only got engaged in April. I have been calm and organised until this week when Ive lost the plot and quite honestly want someone else to do it for me. This is not going to happen as its DIY and my Fiance could not be less bothered about the dress. As far as im concerned we have the licence and marriage room and outfits paid for (although alterations not done or paid for yet) so the wedding will go ahead, the question is in what sort of style afterwards lol.
I seem to be concentrating on small things like not having a clue how to do my hair rather than the big picture, we have no food/drink yet as catering it ourselves. Im ignoring it til Sunday then I write a list (ongoing) and have to cross three thigs off every day.
Also up to now I have been bending over backwards to please ppl, as of last night when i informed my mother I was having real flowers on the cake as decoration and she was disappointed and I told her if she wants sugar flowers she can make them herself. I think she got my point!
Post # 7
Good for you! Sounds like you are starting to get things rolling rushingangel. Let me know how it goes. Right now I’m going to try to knock out decorations- I’m stuck at home with a dislocated knee so i have lots of sit and craft time lol.